Sunday 18 February 2018

Here's a few helpful hayfever tips not to be sneezed at

Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

After the long, dark, wet winter we have all battled through, spring could not be more welcome. However, while most of the country prays for long, sunny days, up to 20pc of the country will be dreading them.

Hay fever sufferers now make up almost one fifth of the population and, for them, spring and summer can be very difficult to manage. Rain brings relief to those suffering the effects like sun does to those with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

It makes you wonder why hay fever sufferers from sunny climes don't all move to Ireland. Plenty rain to go around here.

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